Tag Archives: San Moise

Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Ridotto

It’s been a while since I shared a Quattro Minuti video with you. I know, some of you have already binged watched all of them on YouTube. But I’m guessing some of you wait feverishly for me to dole out … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Casino

Americans think of a casino as a place to go gambling. During Casanova’s 18th century, a casino was a small casa, the sort of pleasure apartment that they brought their friends or lover to. Wealthy nobles often had casini where … Continue reading

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Better Than 20 Years Ago

  While in Venice this summer, I inadvertently ran into an old friend, Diego. He is a gondolier who I met in 1997 when I was researching and writing my book Free Gondola Ride about Venice’s gondoliers. On the same … Continue reading

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Moses Theater

The Teatro San Moise used to sit here, on the Grand Canal. It was a small theater, never large enough for the crowds it drew.¬†You see, this was the prime neighborhood for entertainment. Gondolas would drop off their passengers nearby … Continue reading

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